Seven universities have secured grants from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct studies on the cybersecurity, detect-and-avoid classification and electromagnetic compatibility of unmanned aircraft systems.
The awards have a total value of $4.4 million and represent the second round of FAA’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence program, the agency said Friday.
University of Kansas, Oregon State University and Drexel University will carry out research work on oversight and risk management approaches for drones that could integrate into national space.
FAA assigned Ohio State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mississippi State University and University of North Dakota to determine how false or misleading information will affect UAS technology designed to help the vehicle avoid a collision.
University of North Dakota, University of Kansas and Drexel University will perform drone design assessments and make recommendations to address potential electromagnetic interference.